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# 1  
Old 10-23-2001
Printing from unix with lp

Hey,

When printing from UNIX all the dataafter the end of the page is not printed!!

How can I use lp so that instead of just printing to the end of the page, it stops at the end of the page and then prints on the next line???

Thanx
# 2  
Old 10-23-2001
Have a look at the manul pages.It might help.

<pre>
man lp
</pre>

You don't relly make clear what your exact problem is, maybe you need to set your printer up.???
# 3  
Old 10-23-2001
Sorry, I'll try to explain more.

If you have a file like this
Code:
    if ($current_state eq "new_file")
      {
        @array=split(/ /,$line);
        $filename=@array[2];
        $filename=substr($filename,5,length($filename));
      }

but the width of your pare is like this

<-------------------------------------->

the output wil be..
Code:
    if ($current_state eq "new_fi
      {
        @array=split(/ /,$line);
        $filename=@array[2];
        $filename=substr($filenam
      }

How do you get an output like...
Code:
    if ($current_state eq "new_fi
le")
      {
        @array=split(/ /,$line);
        $filename=@array[2];
        $filename=substr($filenam
e,5,length($filename));
      }

Also, I did have a look at the man pages and found nothing about this.

Hope this is clear now.

added code tags for readability --oombera

Last edited by oombera; 02-18-2004 at 05:13 PM..
# 4  
Old 10-23-2001
try man fold

If that utility is installed on your system, I think it'll be exactly what you want. You can cat the file out, pipe it throught fold (I think the syntax woiuld be like fold -80, for 80 lines. The man page is more accurate than I am, though), then send it to lp.
# 5  
Old 10-23-2001
Thanks alot!

fold -78 filename | lp

works pefectly
 

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